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    This Man Was Offered $17,000 For Just One Of These… And Refused. They’re Unbelievable.

    Wood carvings aren’t a new style of art or sculpture. However, what artist Sergei Bobkov makes is.
    Sergei is a 53 year-old sculptor that creates the incredible out of what most pople would consider trash. He uses wood chips (specifically Siberian Cedar) to build beautiful and intricate sculptures.
    “It’s not very interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring.”
    The cedar chips are very delicate and small.

    Sergei Bobkov


    But because of their size, he is able to create incredible texture in his sculptures.

    Sergei Bobkov


    Some of the shavings are so fine, they look like fur or feathers.

    Sergei Bobkov


    Although his art looks like taxidermy, he says it’s nothing like it.

    Sergei Bobkov


    Instead of representing death, his animals represent life.

    Sergei Bobkov



    Sergei Bobkov


    He soaks hundreds upon hundreds of chips in water.

    Sergei Bobkov


    Then, he shapes and carves them.

    Sergei Bobkov



    Sergei Bobkov



    Sergei Bobkov



    Read more at http://www.viralnova.com/wood-chip-s...SUVRrbLev0h.99
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    Working 10-12 hours a day, it takes Sergei about 6 months to create just one of these sculptures.

    Sergei Bobkov



    Sergei Bobkov


    He has been offered thousands of dollars for his art, but he says it’s not for sale.

    Sergei Bobkov




    Source: Sergei Bobkov via Reddit
    Sergei’s art is almost more incredible because of his lack of desire to sell it. He was offered $17,000 for his wood chip eagle but he won’t sell it. Even though he has been making these sculptures for some time, he only has 11. They are an intense labor of love. To see more pictures of Sergei in action, visit this gallery page.
    Share Sergei’s passion with others. It’s unlike any we have ever seen before. This man has a unique talent.

    Read more at http://www.viralnova.com/wood-chip-s...SUVRrbLev0h.99
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    Wow, those are interesting and beautiful!

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    They are gorgeous, and obviously a labor of love!
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    Wow - such incredible talent. I've never seen anything like this before.
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    These are stunning. What an incredible accomplishment, Mr. Bobkov.. A true labor of love indeed!

    Thanks for the photos and story, Candace.

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